ERIC Number: ED183946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Assessment for Career Change: Does it Really Work? Summary Report of a Follow-up Study. Information Series No. 191.
Wiant, Allen A.; Hutchinson, Ronald C.
This report highlights and summarizes a followup study to test some assumptions concerning the value of discovering one's transferable skills, particularly as that discovery may affect one's subsequent employment experience. (The followup study is available separately as CE 024 678.) Columbia University's Deep Investigation of Growth (DIG) program to identify personal success factors and use them in subsequent job search activities is briefly discussed, since the DIG success factor analysis, and resume reflecting it, were the specific "skill analysis and reporting" process studied. Data collection procedures and findings are reported for three groups: those now seeking the career counseling assistance of DIG, those who have participated in DIG, and those who have never and are not now seeking DIG assistance. The outcomes measured were skill utilization in employment, satisfaction with ability utilization, and job satisfaction. These conclusions are reported: (1) the self-analysis process is effective in encouraging consideration of one's employable skills as a set of skill attributes and in motivating search for employment utilizing one's skills; (2) those electing the DIG program do not appreciate their own versatility and skill marketability; and (3) a need exists for describing jobs in terms of skill attribute requirements. (YLB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Planning, Followup Studies, Job Satisfaction, Job Search Methods, Postsecondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Skills, Success, Transfer of Training
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($1.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.